All Emerald GEMs Podcasts Episodes

Tax and Estate Planning: Year-End Strategies

Lisa Ligas |
Emerald GEMs

October 20, 2020, GEM 24 — This year end is a little different than usual. Not only has 2020 been a year of uncertainty due to the global pandemic, which continues to linger, but we are now facing a presidential election as well. Depending on the outcome, you may need to make a few modifications to your estate and tax planning strategies. Director of Wealth Strategies Lisa Ligas provides some key strategies to help you optimize your plan for today and for the year ahead.

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Mentorship May Increase Next Gen Engagement in the Family Business

Libby Turner, CEPA™️ |
Emerald GEMs

October 6, 2020, GEM 23—Many successful family businesses use mentorship programs to engage younger generations and overcome some of the challenges associated with inter-generational succession. In addition, effective mentoring may help reinforce a shared vision and company values across generations. Family Legacy Coordinator Libby Turner discusses how effective mentoring can help pave the way for a successful business transition to the next generation.

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Tax Planning Considerations in an Election Year

Thomas Kelley, CPA, CFP®, AEP® |
Emerald GEMs

September 29, 2020, GEM 22—With this being an election year, three potential tax scenarios could affect your year-end planning efforts. First, consider the tax laws that President Trump instituted in 2017 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, then look at the older tax provisions that are still in effect, and finally consider how your planning might be affected by the tax proposals put forth by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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